Sunday, July 01, 2007

6/13/07 Recalls Cannondale Mountain Bicycles, Thomas & Friends (tm) Wooden Railway

1. Cannondale Announces Recall of Mountain Bicycles; Lefty Forks Can
Break Unexpectedly
2. RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends(tm) Wooden Railway Toys
Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2007
Release #07-211

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Cannondale Announces Recall of Mountain Bicycles; Lefty Forks Can Break
Unexpectedly

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Products: Mountain Bicycles with Lefty Speed SL and Lefty Speed
DLR Forks

Units: About 6,700

Manufacturer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., Bethel, Conn.

Hazard: The forks can break during use causing the rider to lose control
of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Cannondale has received 15 reports of the bicycle
forks separating, including five reports of injuries including a broken
collarbone, a concussion, broken ribs and bruises.

Description: The carbon or aluminum bicycle forks were sold on
Cannondale mountain bicycle models listed below:

Bicycle model code, product Retail price

Lefty Speed Carbon SL
2007 Taurine Carbon Team Replica $5500
2007 Scalpel 1 $5000
2007 Scalpel Team Replica $5500
2007 Rush Carbon 1 $6000
2007 Rush Carbon Team $6500
2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed Carbon SL forks $1400

Lefty Speed DLR 2 (including bonded, 100mm and 80mm)
2007 Rush Carbon 2 (This model also included in the recall for Cranksets
- CPSC press release #07-206) $4500
2007 Rush 3 $2600
2007 Rush 4 $2600
2007 Rush 5 $1700
2007 Caffeine 29'er $1600
2007 Scalpel 2 $3500
2007 Scalpel 3 $2600
2007 Caffeine 1 $2200
2007 Caffeine 2 $1600
2007 Rush Feminine 1 $2000
2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed (bonded, 100mm and 80mm) DLR 2
$950
2008 Rush Carbon 3 $3500

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers from June 2006 through May 2007
for between $1,600 and $6,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately.
Cannondale dealers will repair these forks at no charge.

Consumer Contact: Owners of these bicycles may call Cannondale's toll
free number: 800- BIKEUSA (245-3872) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cannondale.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07211.html

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2007
Release #07-212

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 725-4407
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends(tm) Wooden Railway Toys Due
to Lead Poisoning Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Products: Various Thomas & Friends(tm) Wooden Railway Toys

Units: About 1.5 million

Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.

Hazard: Surface paints on the recalled products contain lead. Lead is
toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health
effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: The recall involves wooden vehicles, buildings and other
train set components for young children listed in the chart below. The
front of the packaging has the logo "Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway" on
the upper left-hand corner. A manufacturing code may be located on the
bottom of the product or inside the battery cover. Toys marked with
codes containing "WJ" or "AZ" are not included in this recall.

Recalled Product Name
Red James Engine & Red James' # 5 Coal Tender
Red Lights & Sounds James Engine & Red James' #5 Lights & Sounds Coal
Tender
James with Team Colors Engine & James with Team Colors #5 Coal Tender
Red Skarloey Engine
Brown & Yellow Old Slow Coach
Red Hook & Ladder Truck & Red Water Tanker Truck
Red Musical Caboose
Red Sodor Line Caboose
Red Coal Car labeled "2006 Day Out With Thomas" on the Side
Red Baggage Car
Red Holiday Caboose
Red "Sodor Mail" Car
Red Fire Brigade Truck
Red Fire Brigade Train
Deluxe Sodor Fire Station
Red Coal Car
Yellow Box Car
Red Stop Sign
Yellow Railroad Crossing Sign
Yellow "Sodor Cargo Company" Cargo Piece
Smelting Yard
Ice Cream Factory

Sold at: Toy stores and various retailers nationwide from January 2005
through June 2007 for between $10 and $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children
immediately and contact RC2 Corp. for a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 Corp.
toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through
Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. CT Friday, or visit the firm's
Web site at recalls.rc2.com

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